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Title: Angels learning?
Post by: Myrrh23 on March 12, 2008, 07:23:52 AM
Hey Guys! ;D


If we are able to learn from our Guardian Angels about the Spiritual Realm and about the Nature of God, are our angels able to learn (and perhaps meditate on?) about the personalities of their charges, and human quirkiness in general?

Myrrh23
Title: Re: Angels learning?
Post by: Heorhij on March 12, 2008, 07:50:05 AM
From what I have read, I understand that those angels who did not fall are "constantly growing" in their love for God. Whether it includes "learning" in our human sense of this word, I am not sure.
Title: Re: Angels learning?
Post by: Veniamin on March 12, 2008, 08:35:36 AM
If we are able to learn from our Guardian Angels about the Spiritual Realm and about the Nature of God, are our angels able to learn (and perhaps meditate on?) about the personalities of their charges, and human quirkiness in general?

Wondering if you're keeping yours up at night? :P
Title: Re: Angels learning?
Post by: serb1389 on March 12, 2008, 08:36:15 AM
Since angels are ethereal beings, made of spirit, but can take any form to do the will of God, we cannot TRULY understand them, being that we are confined by our createdness.  

SO the very idea that we are putting human qualities like learning and understanding to angels, is problematic.  

If an angel can purposefully rebel against God and His will (Lucifer), then I would bet that they can learn about us and etc.  

What their role is in our lives is completely up to God, so if they are learning about us it is because God wants them to.  

I have no idea if I answered your question.  sorry...
Title: Re: Angels learning?
Post by: Myrrh23 on March 12, 2008, 05:06:18 PM
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Wondering if you're keeping yours up at night? Tongue

I guess nightmares for angels would have to do with having to listen to what floats through the brains of their charges...especially when they're insomniacs! ;D
I bet that's what's really happening when furniture moves on its own...it's our angels scooting away from their weirdo charges.... :D